(Elizabeth Barrett Browning)


Selected Poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)

from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
2008, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

This dog only, waited on,
Knowing that when light is gone,
Love remains for shining.
        (To Flush, My Dog, 46-48)
  1. Aurora Leigh (excerpt)
  2. The Cry of the Children
  3. I (I thought once how Theocritus had sung)
  4. II (But only three in all Gods universe)
  5. III (Unlike are we, unlike, O princely Heart!)
  6. IV (Thou hast thy calling to some palace-floor)
  7. IX (Can it be right to give what I can give?)
  8. The Lady's Yes
  9. Mother and Poet
  10. A Musical Instrument
  11. My Heart and I
  12. Only a Curl
  13. Past and Future
  14. Sonnets from the Portuguese 1: I Thought how Theocritus
  15. Sonnets from the Portuguese 6: Go from me
  16. Sonnets from the Portuguese 7: The Face
  17. Sonnets from the Portuguese 14: If Thou
  18. Sonnets from the Portuguese 20: Beloved, my Beloved
  19. Sonnets from the Portuguese 22: When our Two Souls
  20. Sonnets from the Portuguese 26: I Lived with Visions
  21. Sonnets from the Portuguese 28: My Letters!
  22. Sonnets from the Portuguese 35: If I Leave all for thee
  23. Sonnets from the Portuguese 43: How do I Love thee?
  24. To Flush, My Dog
  25. V (I lift my heavy heart up solemnly)
  26. VI (Go from me. Yet I feel that I shall stand)
  27. VII (The face of all the world is changed, I think)
  28. VIII (What can I give thee back, O liberal)
  29. X (Yet, love, mere love, is beautiful indeed)
  30. XI (And therefore if to love can be desert)
  31. XII (Indeed this very love which is my boast)
  32. XIII (And wilt thou have me fashion into speech)
  33. XIV (If thou must love me, let it be for nought)
  34. XIX (The souls Rialto hath its merchandize)
  35. XL (Oh, yes! they love through all this world of ours!)
  36. XLI (I thank all who have loved me in their hearts)
  37. XLII (My future will not copy fair my past)
  38. XLIII (How do I love thee? Let me count the ways)
  39. XLIV (Belovèd, thou hast brought me many flowers)
  40. XV (Accuse me not, beseech thee, that I wear)
  41. XVI (And yet, because thou overcomest so)
  42. XVII (My poet, thou canst touch on all the notes)
  43. XVIII (I never gave a lock of hair away)
  44. XX (Belovèd, my Belovèd, when I think)
  45. XXI (Say over again, and yet once over again)
  46. XXII (When our two souls stand up erect and strong)
  47. XXIII (Is it indeed so? If I lay here dead)
  48. XXIV (Let the worlds sharpness like a clasping knife)
  49. XXIX (I think of thee!my thoughts do twine and bud)
  50. XXV (A heavy heart, Belovèd, have I borne)
  51. XXVI (I lived with visions for my company)
  52. XXVII (My own Belovèd, who hast lifted me)
  53. XXVIII (My letters! all dead paper, mute and white!)
  54. XXX (I see thine image through my tears to-night)
  55. XXXI (Thou comest! all is said without a word)
  56. XXXII (The first time that the sun rose on thine oath)
  57. XXXIII (Yes, call me by my pet-name! let me hear)
  58. XXXIV (With the same heart, I said, Ill answer thee)
  59. XXXIX (Because thou hast the power and ownst the grace)
  60. XXXV (If I leave all for thee, wilt thou exchange)
  61. XXXVI (When we met first and loved, I did not build)
  62. XXXVII (Pardon, oh, pardon, that my soul should make)
  63. XXXVIII (First time he kissed me, he but only kissed)


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